Putting an end to Ebola hysteria

Putting an end to Ebola hysteria

Health October 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

If you’ve been following the news lately, you know that Ebola has come to America. Scores of media reports have dominated the news cycle, warning about this so-called “threat.” The truth of the matter is, Ebola does not pose a serious threat to our safety. Where Ebola has become aRead More

TDH announces Ebola resources for Tennesseans

TDH announces Ebola resources for Tennesseans

Health October 29, 2014 at 11:03 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Health announced today three new Ebola resources for Tennesseans: Tennesseans with questions about the disease may call a toll-free number to obtain accurate, timely information: 1-877-857-2945. This number is now open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours for the information lineRead More

TDH reports first confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Tennessee

Health October 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Health has received confirmation from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of two cases of enterovirus D68 in Tennessee. One patient resides in West Tennessee and the other in East Tennessee. Both were young children who were hospitalized for their illnesses but areRead More

Resources available in Tennessee to treat depression

Health, News October 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) encourages individuals who are struggling with depression, or thoughts of suicide, to seek help for themselves or a loved one. “Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that can be diagnosed and is treatable, not a signRead More

Avoid prussic acid poisoning

Health October 15, 2014 at 1:39 am Comments are Disabled

By Steven Huff UT Cocke County Extension Avoiding prussic acid poisoning should be a primary concern for cattle producers. Prussic acid is a compound that acts very similar to cyanide and its lethal affects happen very quickly after it is ingested. Livestock are can be exposed to prussic acid throughRead More

The difficulties of owning joy

Health, Opinion October 9, 2014 at 12:18 am Comments are Disabled

Dr. Brene Brown, author of “Daring Greatly” states, “Joy is the most terrifying and difficult emotion we can experience.” One may ask how an emotion that brings such happiness and contentment can be associated with feelings of terror. Dr. Brown connects our fear of experiencing joy with our fear ofRead More

Annual Tusculum/Carson-Newman Blood Drive Bowl set for week leading up to Oct. 18 homecoming game

Health, Sports October 8, 2014 at 11:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Fans of the Tusculum Pioneers and Carson-Newman Eagles can support their team while aiding the East Tennessee Medic Regional Blood Center by participating in the 12th Annual Blood Drive Bowl in October. The Blood Drive Bowl is part of the festivities leading up to the Saturday, Oct.18, homecoming game atRead More

Medical insurance explained

Medical insurance explained

Health October 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

By Larry McCormick Q What does HMO stand for? A. This is actually a variation of the phrase, “HEY MOE.” Its roots go back to a concept pioneered by Moe of the Three Stooges, who discovered that a patient could be made to forget the pain in his foot ifRead More

Ebola outbreak expands

Ebola outbreak expands

Health, International News, National News October 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm Comments are Disabled

On September 23, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention delivered a devastating assessment of the trajectory of the Ebola virus now ravaging West Africa. The briefing stated that the total number Ebola cases are doubling every 20 days and up to 1.4 million could be infected by the endRead More

Self-care and fulfillment

Health September 24, 2014 at 9:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Self-care includes any intentional act to take care of one’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Self-care promotes self-growth, which will always be a win-win situation. Some may read a book, go on a bike ride, take a relaxing walk while others may simply sit in a darkened room andRead More